Tactical Buyer

SABIC Petrochemicals B.V.
  • Geleen
  • Detachering
  • HBO
  • 40 uur
  • € 4.800 per maand
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The role involves overseeing Turnaround-related sourcing, contracting, and procurement activities. Emphasis is placed on promoting competitive bidding for cost-efficiency and taking responsibility for value creation in procurement initiatives. Compliance with regional regulations and global standards, especially in Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS), is a priority. The position includes managing vendor qualification, implementing supplier management strategies for high performance and secure deliveries, conducting evaluations, efficiently handling complaints and claims, occasionally providing operational support and troubleshooting, expediting procurement processes, collaborating with corporate functions, and sharing procurement knowledge with internal stakeholders.



• Possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree (HBO+) in fields such as commerce, business administration, engineering, or related disciplines.

• Demonstrate tactical procurement experience and, if possible, hold qualifications in procurement, such as NEVI 1 or 2.

• Have a minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience, ideally working closely with an internal customer base.

• Exhibit knowledge of manufacturing and materials, with a preference for a technical background.

• Display strong time management skills, with the ability to communicate progress effectively and escalate issues when necessary.

• Showcase proven abilities in negotiation and data analysis.

• Demonstrate an aptitude for administrative tasks and proficiency in SAP-MM, ensuring accuracy in all processes.

• Be adaptable and willing to take on additional responsibilities when required, consistently going the extra mile.

• Possess a resilient and dependable personality, capable of thriving in a technical environment alongside turnaround managers, project managers, and other stakeholders.

• Provide evidence of strong execution and results-oriented capabilities.

• Show excellent communication and interpersonal skills, contributing to team success.

• Fluent in both spoken and written English and Dutch.

• Possess ICT knowledge, including familiarity with business management systems, ERP systems (SAP), dedicated applications, and office software like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


About the company

SABIC Procurement’s ambition is aligned with SABIC’s global strategy and focuses on growth and innovation. The global challenge for procurement within SABIC is to secure uninterrupted supply of goods, materials and services to our businesses, while creating value for the business. Value created by improving total cost of ownership, leveraging buys on local, regional and global scale and by reducing procurement costs .The procurement costs reduced by standardizing and optimizing the procurement working processes.

Local and Regional Procurement are part of the Global Procurement Organization that is reporting into the Global Corporate Shared Services organization. As a part of the Procurement organization, the Site Procurement Team manages best in class operational processes and maximizes value for money in purchasing and managing materials & services by exploiting economies of scale and maintaining the same high performance and service level for all customers. The vacancy Tactical Turnaround Buyer functionally will report to the Procurement Turnaround Team Lead.

The Tactical Turnaround Buyer will be located in Geleen and serves as a procurement business partner. Capturing requirements, identifying opportunities, intensive co-operation with the internal customers and Procurement colleagues delivering value, in an efficient manner and fully compliant with SABIC Procurement Policy is of utmost importance.

In general, the Tactical Turnaround Buyer role characteristics are straightforward on time contracting services, secure supply of goods and services and competitive bidding according procurement business rules. Processes can be very complex, as specification are not always that clear and business pressure might urge for vigorous, but always compliant, actions. Main goal for this role is contracting best value, whilst serving the business needs and delivering a compliant procurement dossier.


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